WA program to tap into demand for drillers
A new short course is being piloted with the Western Australian resources sector to meet strong demand for drill rig operators. The Driller’s Offsider Job Ready program is among a suite of new skill sets developed in collaboration with WA industries to deliver short, sharp training for job seekers and young people enabling them to upskill or reskill in industries with a need for skilled workers.
The new program, which is part of the WA Government’s $5.5 billion investment in WA Recovery Plan initiatives, will provide participants with skills to work safely on site, apply first aid and CPR, work safely at heights and operate and maintain a four-wheel drive vehicle. Expressions of interest for the new program are now open, with the first intake of students scheduled to start training with registered training organisation Australian Training Management next month. The training is free for all job seekers, young people, and concession-eligible students and low-fee for non-concession students.
Prior to commencing the training, participants will undertake a one-day induction delivered by industry to introduce them to a driller’s role and working environment. On completion of the course, students will be connected with opportunities to transition into employment, undertake a traineeship with a participating employer or further their training to gain a drilling operations qualification.
To register interest in the Driller’s Offsider Job Ready program visit here.